It was fascinating to hear about the research of Bridget Byrne of the University of Manchester on this Thinking Allowed podcast.  The programme explored Dr Byre’s ‘Researching Citizenship Ceremonies‘ project, looking at the compulsory citizenship ceremonies for new citizens introduced in 2004 by the New… Read more »

On Saturday 21 March, many thousands marched in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, and around the world on international anti-racism day. In London, around 10,000 joined the stand up to racism event. Right to Remain organised a large, colourful migrants rights bloc for the march from the… Read more »

By Right to Remain volunteer, Alexa Sidor. The forced removal of migrants, and the way in which they are conducted by the state, sits right at the heart of discrepancies between the Left and the Right. The Home Office’s violent and mechanical response to human… Read more »

To be granted refugee status in the UK you need to prove that you have a well-founded fear that, if you were returned to your country of origin, you would be persecuted for one of the reasons covered by the Refugee Convention, and that the… Read more »

UPDATE: All further submissions will have to be made in person in Liverpool from 30 March 2015. Following a legal challenge, the new system was deferred, but the Home Office have confirmed they “now intend to proceed from 30 March 2015, following a pause in… Read more »

Bail Immigration for Detainees have published online their new factsheet on appealing deportations.  This is information about a deportation as opposed to forced/administrative removal.  This usually applies to foreign nationals who have completed a criminal sentence in the UK. Since the relevant part of the… Read more »

“Come together.  We don’t have to like each other.  We don’t have to eat from the same plate.  But we are going through the same problems” This was the message that closed our meeting with Manchester Migrant Solidarity this week.  It was good to see… Read more »

A new country guidance case on DR Congo is currently being heard in the courts.  The case will look at the risk on return to foreign national offenders, ‘failed’ asylum seekers and “low level sur place political activism”. The hearing began on 2 March 2015… Read more »

Coming hot on the heels of the strong report from the parliamentary inquiry into detention, campaigners are celebrating the good news that the plans to double the size of Campsfield detention centre near Oxford, have been withdrawn. The BBC reported today: Campsfield House immigration detention… Read more »

We had an amazing day today supporting Aderonke Apata as she had her crucial judicial review hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.  We arrived early (8am) so that we didn’t miss Aderonke entering the court (which actually happened about two hours later) and to… Read more »